Latest religion and ethnicity data for Northamptonshire released

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Early census figures released today suggest more than 76 per cent of people living in Northampton consider themselves “White British”.

The data, compiled by the census survey taken across the country in 2011, gives indicators of ethnicity and religion.

A table shows the White British category figure for Northampton is 76.6 per cent.

The percentage of Other White - in other words not British, Irish or Traveller - was 6.5 per cent according to the Office of National Statistics figures.

A total of 3.3 per cent of residents said they were of mixed race.

The percentage of people who considered themselves “Black Africans” was 0.7 per cent.

According to the statistics, 80.9 per cent of Northampton residents were born in England.

A total of 1.4 per cent of respondents from the town were born in another EU country apart from Ireland and another 4.7 per cent in an EU accession country, which is the Eastern European countries that have joined the EU since 2001.

And 9.2 per cent of people were born in ‘Other Countries’ not specified elsewhere in the data.

The proportion of Northampton people considering themselves Christians, is now 56.6 per cent.

Those considering themselves to have no religion at all made up 29.4 per cent of people.

A total of 4.2 per cent of people in the town who responded ticked the Muslim box on the census form.